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IEX Toy Drive – 2021

“To give Rudolph a break, Santa and his elves will fly a helicopter this year”

We are beyond exited to announce a new annual traditon – IEX Toy Drive. IEX Helicopters has teamed up with the City of Avalon & Avalon Sheriff Station to launch an annual Toy Drive for Avalon’s children in need.

Santa and his elves are loading the first batch of gifts into an Astar AS350B2 helicopter

Photos by @alexdobi

IEX Helicopters, will be collecting gift donations at its Queen Mary Terminal in Long Beach until 16th December 2021.

On 17th December 2021, Santa with assistance from two of his elves will fly a helicopter loaded with donated gifts to Avalon where he will be met by deputies from the Avalon Sheriff Station who will escort him and the gifts to City Hall where they will be distributed to local children.

Santa has chosen to fly his helicopter in order to give Rudolph and the other reindeer a well-deserved break so they are fresh and ready for Christmas Eve.  

IEX Helicopters is excited to partner with Santa to launch this community initiative. “With so many local families so badly impacted by the island shutdown during Covid, we are excited to help make this holiday a little more memorable for some of the younger Avalon residents” said Ben Villalobos, Vice President of Business Development.  “We are delighted to partner with the City of Avalon, Avalon Sheriff’s Station and of course Santa himself to add some holiday cheer”. 

Aircraft used for this trip:
Airbus AS350 ‘A-star’

Read more about this aircraft under Fleet

Please have your gifts delivered to:

Attn: IEX Toy Drive
1175 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

We invite you join us in donating Christmas presents to Avalon children in need, and kindly ask to leave your unwrapped gifts at our Queen Mary Terminal

Download Press Release here.

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